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The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., will establish a 19-member commission examining the social disparities that disproportionately affect black males in America.
On Election Day in 1920, the Central Florida town was gripped in violence as a massacre erupted when a black man named Mose Norman attempted to vote. The KKK responded by going to the home of July Perry, a prominent African-American in town, looking for Norman. The mob shot and killed Perry, hanging him from a tree and then burned an entire African American neighborhood.